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No Special Session to Take Rebel Symbol Off Mississippi Flag

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 22:10:41 GMT

A spokesman says Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant won't call legislators back to the Capitol to consider removing the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag. The Legislative Black Caucus says Bryant should set a special session because white supremacists marched with the battle flag last weekend in Virginia.

My Morning Jacket, others thrill at The Peach Music Festival in Scranton

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:01:19 GMT

My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James pours himself into a powerful set Friday night as the band enthralled the biggest crowd of the weekend to that point.


Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:55:14 GMT

Many Mississippians might be closer to earning a higher education degree than they realize, and Tuesday a new website was unveiled to help them find out. The website , part of the Complete 2 Compete initiative, is designed to help individual Mississippians, as well as the state, move closer to the national average in terms of the number of its citizens with higher education degrees.

Six Mississippi healthcare professionals arrested on drug charges

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 21:56:39 GMT

State and federal drug enforcement agents have arrested six Mississippi healthcare professionals, including a doctor and his medical assistant, on felony drug charges, according to the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics. According to MBN Director John Dowdy, the arrests stem from separate drug investigations conducted jointly by the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Mississippi Health Care Workers Face Felony Drug Charges

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 21:56:38 GMT

Tuesday's arrests stem from separate drug investigations conducted by the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. MBN Director John Dowdy says 55-year-old Dr. Michael Baker, of Rolling Fork, and his assistant, 36-year-old Brandy Collins, of Yazoo City, each faces a charge of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud involving a cough medicine that contains Hydrocodone.

Debate Over Confederate Emblem In Mississippi Flag Heats Up In Charlottesville's Wake

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:20:59 GMT

"There would be no better signal to the rest of the world if Mississippi ... removed this flag," a lawmaker said. Weekend violence at a white supremacist rally has revived efforts by lawmakers in Mississippi to remove the Confederate battle emblem from their state flag.

The Deep South has changed but segregation and discrimination remain throughout the nation

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:56:29 GMT

I only spent less than a year in the Bible Belts of Georgia, South Carolina and Mississippi in the early fifties and seventies, alien places for non-southerners. I first went South with the US Army before heading overseas, then as a writer, and finally as a tourist.

Mississippi Corporate Whistleblower Center is Now Urging an Employee...

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 10:26:53 GMT

If you work for a healthcare provider in Mississippi and they are and have been overbilling Medicare please call us at 866-714-6466 so we can discuss reward potential" WASHINGTON, DC, USA, August 15, 2017 / / -- The Mississippi Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "If you work for a nursing home, a rehab center, a surgical center, or a hospice provider in Mississippi and your employer is grossly overbilling Medicare for services never rendered or for unnecessary medical procedures please call us anytime at 866-714-6466 and let's explore how you might get rewarded for this type of information.

ArcGIS Experts, GEO Jobe, Celebrates 18 Years in GIS software development, services, UAV mapping

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 23:25:46 GMT

Established in 1999, GEO Jobe is pleased to be entering 19 years of service and expertise in GIS and Geospatial Technologies Founded in 1999, GEO Jobe is a geospatial industry leader that currently has the top three most popular apps in the ArcGIS Marketplace including Admin Tools for ArcGIS Online, Mapfolio, and MapLapse. Additionally, With a fleet of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and 4 licensed pilots, GEO Jobe is now offering high resolution, low altitude orthophotography and 3D mapping services.

Physician gets prison for phony hospice certifications

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:56:48 GMT

A Mississippi physician was sentenced Thursday to 39 months in federal prison and ordered to pay nearly $2 million in restitution to the federal Medicare program, part of a continuing investigation into fraud by end-of-life hospice care providers in Mississippi. Dr. Nathaniel Brown of Cleveland pleaded guilty in January to guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, admitting he certified patients as terminally ill and thus appropriate for hospice care, when in fact those patients were not terminally ill.

Analysis: Financial questions for 2 of 3 charter finalists

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 14:14:07 GMT

While a proposed school in Clarksdale has an impressive list of supporters, those who want to open schools in Canton and Drew may face questions.

Ole Miss' NCAA fall guy is a 57-year old assistant who beat throat cancer

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 03:18:48 GMT

Ole Miss is trying to pin most of its Level 1 NCAA allegations on football support staff member Barney Farrar Ole Miss is trying to pin most of its Level 1 NCAA allegations on football support staff member Barney Farrar It's mostly Barney Farrar 's fault, according to Ole Miss' athletic administrators, that the school is in hot water with the NCAA. Most of the Rebels' serious NCAA violations are being pinned on journeyman assistant Farrar, a 57-year-old native Mississippian.

JR Riojas, left, enjoys a trip down the river in the Amazon jungle in Ecuador.

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 22:50:12 GMT

Lessons learned in 10 days could last a lifetime. A big scholarship has given a Coast student a rare chance to learn leadership skills in some daunting geography: Ecuador.

South Mississippi felony arrests mugshots for Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 18:38:42 GMT

Here are the felony arrests that were made on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, by Coast law enforcement officials. The charges listed were those shown on the docket at the time it was accessed by the Sun Herald.

HealthWorks! to get a boost from Steve Harvey

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 14:16:04 GMT

Comedian Steve Harvey, who hosts Family Feud as well as his own TV and radio talk shows, will bring the laughs to Tupelo's BancorpSouth Arena for a special patrons event for donors to the children's health education center. "It's going to be a fun evening," said Dean Hancock, president of the Health Care Foundation of North Mississippi, which oversees HealthWorks! Tickets to the show won't be for sale at the box office.

Mississippi Muslim settlement aging out

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 09:48:12 GMT

When Abdul Hakim Shareef looks out on the nearby hills and the mosque, the perfect embodiment of a Muslim ideal, he hopes it won't all end with him. Shareef, 86, was three decades younger when he pooled his money with a small group of fellow Muslims in Mississippi and founded New Medinah community near Hattiesburg.

Human trafficking in Mississippi

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 05:18:32 GMT

When Leah Daughdrill was 18, she moved in with a family friend. The Leakesville, Mississippi resident was promised a stable home, which she'd never had, and drugs, which she'd been addicted to for years.